I have struggled with acne as a teenager, so I am no stranger to prescription drug treatments. I have acne prone skin and up until last year I typically did not have full out breakouts. However, when I do get pimples they tend to be the painful cystic kind. Being of Asian descent I do get hyperpigmentation after any blemish. Last year I had a series of stressful events as well as a hormonal imbalance that caused an escalation of cystic acne breakouts all over my face leaving hyperpigmentation. My dermatologist suggested the Obagi Nu-Derm Skincare System [with tretinoin]. Almost instantly my skin transformed, I never thought I would have clear skin again. I have been using Nu-Derm with tretinoin for over a year and my skin has never been this clear all my life. I believe my skin story embodies Obagi’s theme of transformation. Obagi for life® is my motto now! Obagi has accomplished that for me!